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Leana Weissberg is a Research Fellow at the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) working on issues related to forests and wildfire in California. Before joining CLEE, she worked as a forester with the Bureau of Land Management and the Sierra Institute for Community & Environment. Her previous work involved planning and implementing forest management projects, including post-fire recovery; facilitation of a regional forest collaborative; and research and use of collaborative tools to increase the pace and scale of forest restoration.

Sharon Jacobs teaches and writes in the areas of energy law, environmental law, and administrative law. Her work has been published in the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review, Iowa Law Review, William & Mary Law Review, Administrative Law Review, and the Ecology Law Quarterly.

Before joining Berkeley Law, Professor Jacobs was an Associate Professor of Law and the John H. Schultz Energy and Natural Resources Law Fellow at the University of Colorado. She was also a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Professor Jacobs began her legal career with the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C. where she practiced as a member of the energy and environmental regulatory groups. Prior to attending law school, Professor Jacobs was a professional cellist. She holds a master’s degree from the Juilliard School and a bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. At Berkeley, Professor Jacobs teaches Energy Law and Policy, Administrative Law, and related courses.

Gabe Greif is an Emmett/Frankel Fellow in Environmental Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law for 2022-2024. He was previously an Emmett Family Public Service Fellow in Environmental Law with Communities for a Better Environment.

Greif received his B.A. in Business Economics magna cum laude from UC Riverside. He earned his J.D. from UCLA School of Law with a specialization in Environmental Law. During law school, Greif was a summer law clerk with Mental Health Advocacy Services and Los Angeles Waterkeeper and was a legal extern at Earthjustice. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy.

Greif’s comment addressing statutory climate protections for unhoused persons in California has been published in the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy.

Jason Gray is Project Director, Governors' Climate and Forests Task Force, at the UCLA Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

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